Bought the engine donor from ebay for $1000 before I realized I would end up making the Colt project AWD. I drove this car home and the ECU fried the next day, but the engine was in great shape. PA car, very rusty, this one took 4 hours because I took a dinner break.
Porting wastegate / flapper garrett t3
This is a work on a t3 garret.
the point is to enlarge the flapper hole of the wastegate flapper and
increase the opening angle of this flapper to allow more gas flow.
This mod help to counter the Boost
creep or the runaway of the turbine and the adverse consequences on the turbo and the "breathing" of a stock turbo working at higher pressure that it
was originally made for.
Making The Left One Watch [AppleJuice remix]
Here's what I did with the rear wheel well on the passenger side. It's
pretty much the same procedure as the left one, but due to the location of
the fuel filler door, the trimming of the wheel well skin had to be done
This is a long and arduous task, but I felt it was necessary because I
wanted to be able to easily fit standard parts in the rear, and other
solutions involved welding things to the shocks to make them fit which
complicates service and replacement. Moving both the height and location
of the upper strut perch allowed me the clearance I needed between the tire
and the springs, while allowing me to use any rear suspension assembly from
the AWD '91-94 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Talons or Lasers. I had investigated
all other options and found this to be the easiest long-term solution to
that problem since I had all the tools necessary to do this.
It took me just under a month to do this in what little free time I can
muster. Shooting video slowed the project to a snail's pace because I only
have the hard drive space to edit an hour and a half at a time and it takes
twice as long to edit and export what I've shot. With the project spanning
over 30 hours, I had to call professional help on the audio track. The
tune is an original piece by RojoDelChocolate, and the samples are from
DayjobOrchestra. Two individuals who have kept me highly entertained over
the years. Please check them out because they're good people.
5. 4g63 Teardown II
Disassembling the shortblock and reconditioning of the Colt's "new" engine.
6. 4g63 longblock assembly
All parts ordered and accounted for. Bagged, tagged and marked with torque
specs. Assembly took 2.5 hours... but the 14 hours of prep work, 2 weeks
in a machine shop, and wrong-parts-delivered fiascoes straightened out
prior to assembly.
10 Second Plymouth Laser Turbo on Hoosiers! Kyle Cimbron 10.60 @ 132mph
1g awd DSM Drag Race
Kyle Cimbron running a new best 10.60 @ 132mph on DOT Street Legal Hoosiers
in his mint condition 1g Plymouth Laser RS.
After running some high 10's on pump gas he dumped in a few gallons of C16
and made some more power.
Took 2nd place in the Pro Shootout class at New England Dragway's Import
Car info:turbo is a FP3565 (old school
Non HTA 35R in FP's bolt on housing) Quartermaster Twin Disc, FIC 950's.
37psi Boost, 1/4 tank pump gas with
2 gallons of C16.
www.uRaceIfilm.com - Drag Race Videos
New England DSM
New England Dragway
3. Stripping a AWD Eagle Talon
This car was given to me in trade for fixing someone's car. It had a
trashed head and good shortblock, but I wanted the drivetrain. I needed
everything. I took it all. I had a spare head and could have just fixed
it, but the Colt said "no".
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)